The road to metaverse is a hard one. We all want it, we all see it, we can almost feel it. But for many reasons, it is ever so illusive. What does “metaverse” mean? Why should it exist?
Before answering those questions, I want to answer the question: who is it for? Because, after all, a metaverse with no constituents is hardly a place worth living.
In terms of Vircadia former codename “Project Athena”…
This is our promise.
It’s for everyone. All are welcomed without discrimination, in the spirit of inclusiveness, to be judged exclusively by their intended actions with and amongst their peers. Regardless of your race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
The #1 rule of thumb to follow is: be good to people and people will be good to you.
We need to respect and follow this concept. Because from general respect and discourse, it can promote understanding and closer bonds to form a cohesive and steadfast community.
The “Duty of Respect” section of the organizational code of honor outlines our commitment as a project to this ideal and principle. We as the project will follow and enforce this consistently.
I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.
A Metaverse Vision
We have to find the best ways forward with the metaverse that ensure every individual’s right to exist without allowing direct harm to any other individual.
After much musing, thinking about what people like or dislike, I think ultimately we must conclude that the stars never really align. We are not always accepted for who we are (In current times, the struggle is often with gender and sexual orientation, for example.) This is highlighted especially when we deviate from the norm. This is painful, it hurts. But what is there to be done about this?
We must ask… what is the purpose of wider acceptance if not only validation for ourselves? I found something after talking to a great many people of a great many walks of life. The right to existence for each of us takes precedence as necessity. Because if we are not alive as ourselves, then how can we do anything else?
I think that any person, for any reason should not ask permission for their right to peacefully exist. If we have to wait for consensus, and sometimes use force to find acceptance, we tend to find that it creates chaos and not the accepting environment that we wanted for ourselves and/or our peers.
Therefore, we conclude that metaverse worlds must be resilient and steadfast against all unwelcome threats.
We want to live, and if we must live happily for ourselves in this new world, then we must simply live defiantly and humbly in spite of all other factors. Otherwise, we spend all of our time struggling but never finding home. And a home to live in with others was always the dream.
To create the impossible…
Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish.
John Henry Newman
valiantly as you wish to live, because you only have one life to give.
who you wish to love, unabashedly, because love is nothing to be ashamed of.
together with those that you choose to live and love with, because growth is the essence of life.